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Theft of power transformers continues despite police drive

Though the district police have launched a special drive to nab thieves of electricity transformers of framers from fields, yet incidents of theft of transformers continue to occur regularly across the district.

punjab Updated: Dec 13, 2015 19:34 IST
Surinder Maan
More than 200 transformers were stolen from the fields of various farmers in the district during the past six months.
More than 200 transformers were stolen from the fields of various farmers in the district during the past six months. (Wikipedia)

Though the district police have launched a special drive to nab thieves of electricity transformers of framers from fields, yet incidents of theft of transformers continue to occur regularly across the district.

According to information, more than 200 transformers were stolen from the fields of various farmers in the district during the past six months.

Thieves stole two transformers in Baghapurana and Nihal Singh Wala subdivisions of the district on Saturday late night and nine transformers from Kot-Ise-Khan, Salina, Khosa Pando, Mundi Jamal and Badduwal villages on Friday.

Bhupinder Singh, sub-divisional officer of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) of Bilaspur subdivision, also reported to the police that a 16kv transformer was stolen from fields of Balwinder Singh of Baude village.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Balwinder Singh of Badhni Kalan police station said that a case has been registered against unidentified people under section 379 of the Indian Penal Code.

Gurpal Singh, Manjinder Singh and Balwinder Singh, residents of Bhalur village, have also reported the theft of their transformers from their fields.

Satnam Singh, ASI of the Baghapurana police, said different cases have been registered in theft incidents.

The Dharamkot police have also busted a gang allegedly involved in the theft of as many as 30 transformers in Dharamkot subdivision and arrested three of its members, including a scrap dealer of Fathegarh Panjtoor.

Rashminder Singh, station house officer (SHO) of Dharamkot police station, said that the police have recovered 12 transformers, a huge quantity of the copper, oil and a Tata Ace vehicle used for stealing transformers from Mehna, Badduwal, Fatehgarh and some other villages.

The police said that they have started inspecting the record of all scrap dealers of Kot-Ise-Khan, Fatehgarh Panjtoor, Bhinder Kalan, Dharamkot, Moga and Kishanpura areas to get a clue that where thieves sold copper and oil of stolen transformers. “The accused have confessed that they were involved in theft of more than 30 transformers in these areas. Further investigation is underway at the moment,” said the police.